Here’s a general guideline that nutrition experts agree on: A healthy, active, 10-lb adult cat requires 270-320 calories per day.
How much should an indoor cat eat a day?
So how much food does your cat need? That’s a question best answered by a professional, though recommendations range between 24 to 35 calories a day per pound, to keep cats at a normal, healthy weight.
How much and how often should I feed my cat?
“From age six months to maturity, most cats will do well when fed two times a day.” Once the cat becomes an adult, at about one year, feeding once or twice a day is appropriate in most cases. Senior cats, age seven and above, should maintain the same feeding regimen.
Do indoor cats need different food?
Typically, indoor and outdoor cats can eat the same diet, but the indoor cat might gain more weight because it’s not as active. That’s one of the main reasons why, if your cats are indoor pets, you might want to consider changing their food to an indoor cat formula.
How much wet and dry food should I feed my cat?
You can feed your cat wet food daily. Check the can or consult with your veterinarian for feeding recommendations. In general, you can feed an average-sized adult cat one 3-ounce can per 3 to 3-1/2 pounds of body weight daily. You should adjust this amount depending on whether you also feed your cat dry kibble.
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